To Automatix or not?

Lord Sauron lordsauronthegreat at gmail.com
Mon Mar 20 19:52:57 GMT 2006


On 3/20/06, Jonathan Jesse <jjesse at iserv.net> wrote:
> On Monday 20 March 2006 14:28, Lord Sauron wrote:
> > On 3/19/06, James Gray <james at grayonline.id.au> wrote:
> > > I've seen some discussion on two separate threads recently about the
> > > merits of Automatix.  I'd like to share the following from Jeff Waugh
> > > (Gnome developer ghod and Ubuntu guru):
> > >
> > > Quote: Jeff Waugh
> > > "Please use EasyUbuntu instead of Automatix. There are a lot of
> > > disappointly bad things done by Automatix that are better to avoid.
> > > - Jeff"
> > >
> > > Take it or leave it.  I'm not trying to start a holy war or dis the
> > > Automatix people.  Just advertising that there is an "Ubuntu preferred"
> > > alternative :)
> >
> > What on earth is Automatix?  I looked through aptitude, but found nothing.
> >
> > --
> > ========== GCv3.12 ==========
> > GCS d-(++) s+: a? C++ UL+>++++ P+
> > L++ E--- W+(+++) N++ o? K? w--- O? M+
> > V? PS- PE+ Y-(--) PGP- t+++ 5? X R tv-- b+
> >                 DI+++ D+ G e* h- !r !y
> > ========= END GCv3.12 ========
>
> Automatix is a very bad tool that you need to download yourself.  It is a
> script and is not avaialble through syantpic/aptitude/adept/apt-get

So many people highly dislike it.  What on earth is it *supposed* to
do?  As far as I know it could be for reprogramming my moms van to
accelerate through the garage door...  or to rain spam fillet on
China.  That'd be funny...

--
========== GCv3.12 ==========
GCS d-(++) s+: a? C++ UL+>++++ P+
L++ E--- W+(+++) N++ o? K? w--- O? M+
V? PS- PE+ Y-(--) PGP- t+++ 5? X R tv-- b+
                DI+++ D+ G e* h- !r !y
========= END GCv3.12 ========



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